The Chinese government has notified the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that it will be introducing a 0.5 per cent contamination limit on imports of waste materials, higher than the original 0.3 per cent proposed in August, but some way below the current 1.5 per cent limit.
A round-up of news from the waste and resources sector including a new test for anaerobic digestion biomethane potential, food waste funding for Norfolk and an inquiry into the sustainability of the Ministry of Justice.
An application for an environmental permit by nuclear energy company Horizon for its £10-billion Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station on Anglesey is to be put before the public by Natural Resources Wales.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove says he hasn't given enough thought to the Chinese ban on waste imports that could rock the UK's recycling industry, despite it coming into action in two months' time.
Up to 27 million tonnes of waste from industry could be better utilised through biorefining in Scotland every year, with the potential to add millions of pounds of value to Scotland’s economy, says a new Zero Waste Scotland report.
The LGA has called for more manufacturers to provide take-back services for furniture and mattresses after Defra announced that cash-strapped local authorities spent an estimated £57.7 million on clearing up fly-tipping in 2016/17.
A new code of practice for the refuse derived fuel (RDF) market has been published today to set out a framework that shares good practice across the industry in an attempt to increase the confidence of customers and regulators in RDF processes and products.
McDonald’s, Starbucks and Greggs are among the 14 organisations that have committed to working towards a long-term and nationwide paper cup recycling solution, funding recycling programme run by ACE UK.
Increased refurbishment and remanufacture in the European furniture sector could create up to 157,000 jobs and save around six million tonnes of CO2 emissions, according to a study by the European Environmental Bureau.
The Prospecting Secondary Materials in the Urban Mine and Mining Wastes (ProSUM) project is set to launch the first Urban Mine Knowledge Data Platform to increase the recovery of WEEE, end-of-life vehicles, batteries and mining wastes.